Hello food lovers, I type before you today a self confessed Breakfast Junkie, weekend breakfast junkie that is. Monday-Friday, my so called "breakfast" is a boring Chocolate Up and Go or a sugary Vanilla Yoghurt cup and hmm, thats just about it. On my daily traffic filled drive to work, I imagine how a Mc Donalds drive through on the way would complete my life. Yes, I'm a slave to those seedy McMuffins.
Which is why, come weekends - the first thought that enters my mind is "Where to go for breakfast...Demos, Wake up!". A cafe breakfast is my favourite way to start off my weekend mornings - Sydney is full of amazing Breakfast spots but I think we found a new winner. Now if only pyjamas in cafe's were acceptable dress code.
Sticking with the 2010 SMH Good Food Guide (our bible), we trek to the Deus Cafe in Camperdown.
Located next to the Deus ex Machina Showroom, it truly is a feast for the eyes. Demos was clearly distracted, but my eyes were on the prize.
"Truffle Oil" - like a moth to the flame, I order the Proscuitto & Poached Egg bathed in truffle oil with Grilled Tomato, Asparagus and Oh so sweet Brioche. Demos had the slow cooked beans on toast with a poached egg and grilled chorizo. Although it took a very long time for the food to come out, we really liked the look of the dishes they had on offer - and clearly it was not the typical "big breakfast with sausage, 2 eggs, white toast & bacon AKA BORING" 10 points for that. And those beans definitely ain't heinz.
The coffee was excellent, and although there was a noticeable gap between beverages and breakfast (brunch by now) - I was able to ignore the pesky tummy rumbles and patiently wait the arrival of our dishes. Managed to sneak in a poached chicken salad with pancetta and parmesan - hey its their fault.. they were taking too long and my eyes got hungry too.
Located on Parramatta Rd, the cafe fills up on weekend mornings - from parents with kiddies, to those hungover from the night before, it gets crowded but the fun atmosphere remains. There are long communal tables, giving a canteen-feel to the large warehouse like space.
Breakfast was pricey, service was nothing spectacular but the food was hearty and just what I felt like. Besides, it was a special occasion anyway - we were up before the breakfast menu ended, i didnt have to have my up and go, and that is enough to make me jump for joy. We were not going to mark the occasion by buying a bike (Now i realise why exactly he was so excited about going there..) but I did buy him a t-shirt.
Deus Cafe 98 Parramatta Road, Camperdown